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Article Title

The Coordinated Role of the Cerebral and Visceral Ganglia in Ciliary Beating

Volume

75

Issue

1

First Page

49

Last Page

54

Abstract

Lateral ciliary activity was studied on isolated gill preparations of the mussell Mytilus edulis. Electrical stimulation of the branchial nerve at 5 Hz (increased) and 50 Hz (decreased) changed the average rate of ciliary beating. These modifications in the ciliary activity were significantly altered in specimens lacking an intact cerebrovisceral connective. It appears that the cerebral and visceral ganglia exhibit a coordinated role in the control of ciliary beating.